Tag: Gowanus Canal

I reported on this earlier, but yes, the dolphin that found its way into the Gowanus Canal earlier today has died. That water is just way too polluted for any animal. And oddly enough, rescuers weren’t able to go into the water to rescue the dolphin because they could be contaminated as well. If you […]

I don’t expect this guy to live very long after he gets out. UPDATE: The dolphin has died.

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Photo: Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times Oh, here’s some news for ya! Hot on the heels of that video of the Gowanus Canal being flooded with raw sewage comes word that Newton Creek (the other famous and highly polluted waterway in NYC) has just been added to the national list of Superfund sites. As […]

On September 16, 2010, New York City and its outer boroughs were hit with a severe thunderstorm that resulted in at least 1 tornado touching down in Brooklyn. The damage was pretty extensive in some areas causing downed trees, ruined cars, and ruined sidewalks. But until now, very few knew that the storm probably caused […]

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Cleaning the Canal from Characters of Gowanus on Vimeo. Earlier this month, the Gowanus Canal was designated a federal Superfund site which meant that it was placed on a list of high-priority polluted areas to be cleaned up with the help of federal money. There’s been a lot of questions about what this label means […]

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Photo: Andrea Mohin/The New York Times Some bad news coming out of the Federal Environmental Protection Agency this morning as it just named the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn a government Superfund site. For those who are unfamiliar, Superfund is the US Government’s program to actively clean up hazardous waste sites. The Gowanus Canal was once […]